The relocation of 69 senior officers to various zones and command formations across the nation has been approved by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
The redeployments were authorized by the NIS Comptroller General, Mr. Isah Jere, according to a statement released on Wednesday in Abuja by the Service’s Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr. Amos Okpu.
The deployment, which is detailed in a circular with the number NIS/HQ/ADM/4423/170 and the date August 1, takes place right away.
According to the statement, the posting order had an impact on 61 Comptrollers of Immigration (CIS) and eight Assistant Comptrollers General (ACG).
The General Services Division at the Service Headquarters Abuja is now home to ACG KM Amao, who was formerly the Comptroller of the Ogun Command, according to the report on the ACGs assigned.
Formerly in command of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command (MMIA) Ikeja, ACG K.N Nandap is now in charge of the Service Headquarters’ Combined Expatriate and Residence Permit Card Division (CERPAC).
“Similarly, ACG Abdullahi Usman is now the Head of the Division of Regular Migration at the Service Headquarters.
“The ACG B.N Alawode becomes the Head of Welfare and Gender and ACG EC Esedo is the Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘D’ in Minna,” it said.
Meanwhile, ACG M.A Ushie of the Document Fraud Unit has been moved to the Diplomatic/Official Passport Division while ACG ES Fagbamigbe formerly of Idi-Iroko Border Command now heads the Land Border Division at the Service Headquarters.
Other comptrollers posted include: A.O Adesokan who has been moved from Training and Staff Development (TSD) Abuja, to the MMIA while the acting Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the Comptroller General, Ahmed Mustapha becomes the new Comptroller of Kano State Command.
“Others include: Compt. Shittu Fatai now in-charge of Border Patrol Command Lagos; Compt. Gwama Muhammad who now heads the Idi-Iroko Border Command and Compt. MM Saddiq who is now the Principal Staff Officer to the Comptroller General.
“The Passport Control Officer, Ikoyi Passport Office Compt. A.O Bewaji has been moved to the Service Headquarters while Compt. Michael Dike takes over as the Comptroller, Seme Border Command Lagos.
“The Comptroller in-charge of Discipline is now moved to head Osun Command while Compt. Sabo A Rano Commandant, Immigration Training School Kano is now the Comptroller of Gombe State Command,” it added.
Compt. F.D Dakat of Onne Marine Command moves to Akwa Ibom Command to take over from Compt. GE Didel who has been moved to the Migration Directorate at the Service Headquarters among others.
All of the deployed officers were urged by the CG to continue using their wealth of knowledge in their new commands and formations in order to enhance both service delivery and national security.